Video of Brian & Gabe's Synergy session "15 Reasons Desktop Virtualization Fails"

At Citrix Synergy last month, Gabe and I gave a joint session titled "15 Reasons Desktop Virtualization Fails." We had a good crowd in the session with us, but fortunately Citrix recorded the session and has posted the full 50-minute video over at Citrix TV.

At Citrix Synergy last month, Gabe and I gave a joint session titled "15 Reasons Desktop Virtualization Fails." We had a good crowd in the session with us, but fortunately Citrix recorded the session and has posted the full 50-minute video over at Citrix TV:

Brian & Gabe on stage

 

Gabe and I had a lot of fun with this session (especially trying to limit our reasons desktop virtualization fails to just 15! :) Our idea was that sharing the reasons that real-world projects failed would help you avoid these problems in you own environment.

Our reasons, in random order, for those who don't have time to watch the video:

  1. Thinking desktop is like server
  2. Moving bad habits into the new environment
  3. Not understanding Microsoft licensing
  4. Poor performance
  5. Believing the cost models (remember this?)
  6. Not knowing why?
  7. Underestimating network requirements
  8. Underestimating server hardware
  9. Underestimating storage
  10. Assuming layering works today
  11. Infighting and control
  12. Not respecting users' uniqueness
  13. Buying for the future
  14. Doing it because it's sexy
  15. Assuming desktop virtualization is more secure

The companion slide set is available as a PDF (4.4mb).

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